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Lee, Jaekyung; Liu, Xiaoyan; Amo, Laura Casey; Wang, Weichun Leilani – Educational Policy, 2014
Drawing on national and state assessment datasets in reading and math, this study tested "external" versus "internal" standards-based education models. The goal was to understand whether and how student performance standards work in multilayered school systems under No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Under the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement
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Melnick, Steven A.; Witmer, Judith T.; Strickland, Martha J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
In recent years, an increasing number of studies have suggested connections among cognition, social and emotional development, and the arts. Some of this research indicates that students in schools where the arts are an integral part of the academic program tend to have an academic advantage over students for whom that is not the case. This study…
Descriptors: Art Education, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 5
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Chiatovich, Tara; Stipek, Deborah – Elementary School Journal, 2016
This study used ECLS-K 1998-1999 data to evaluate whether specific kindergarten teaching practices predicted school-year learning gains differently, depending on children's ethnicity, SES, and fall test scores. Exploratory factor analyses guided the creation of four literacy and five math instruction composites from teachers' reports of their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Kindergarten, Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Martinez, Jose Felipe; Stecher, Brian; Borko, Hilda – Educational Assessment, 2009
In this study we use data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey third- and fifth-grade samples to investigate teacher judgments of student achievement, the extent to which they offer a similar picture of student mathematics achievement compared to standardized test scores, and whether classroom assessment practices moderate the relationship…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests, Grade 5, Student Evaluation
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Keys, Tran D.; Farkas, George; Burchinal, Margaret R.; Duncan, Greg J.; Vandell, Deborah L.; Li, Weilin; Ruzek, Erik A.; Howes, Carollee – Child Development, 2013
This article examines associations between observed quality in preschool center classrooms for approximately 6,250 three- to five-year-olds and their school readiness skills at kindergarten entry. Secondary analyses were conducted using data from four large-scale studies to estimate the effects of preschool center quality and interactions between…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Morgan, Paul L.; Hillemeier, Marianne M.; Farkas, George; Maczuga, Steve – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2014
Background: Whether and to what extent racial/ethnic disparities in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis occur by kindergarten entry is currently unknown. We investigated risk factors associated with an ADHD diagnosis by kindergarten entry generally, and specifically whether racial/ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis occur by…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Kindergarten, Racial Differences
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Borman, Geoffrey D.; Dowling, N. Maritza; Schneck, Carrie – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2008
In this article, the authors report achievement outcomes of a multisite cluster randomized field trial of Open Court Reading 2005 (OCR), a K-6 literacy curriculum published by SRA/McGraw-Hill. The participants are 49 first-grade through fifth-grade classrooms from predominantly minority and poor contexts across the nation. Blocking by grade level…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Academic Achievement, Effect Size, Classrooms
West, Jerry; Malone, Lizabeth; Hulsey, Lara; Aikens, Nikki; Tarullo, Louisa – Administration for Children & Families, 2010
The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), was first launched in 1997 as a periodic longitudinal study of program performance. This report is the fourth in a series that uses data from the FACES 2006 cohort to describe…
Descriptors: Class Size, School Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth, Kindergarten
Aikens, Nikki; Klein, Ashley Kopack; Tarullo, Louisa; West, Jerry – Administration for Children & Families, 2013
This brief report focusing on children' s kindergarten readiness i s the third in a series of reports describing data from the 2009 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2009). Previous FACES 2009 reports described the characteristics of children and their families and programs as they entered Head Start in fall 2009…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Early Intervention, At Risk Students
Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education, examines whether some early elementary school math curricula are more effective than others at improving student math achievement in disadvantaged schools. A small number of curricula, which are based on different approaches for developing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools, Grade 1
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Robinson-Cimpian, Joseph P.; Lubienski, Sarah Theule; Ganley, Colleen M.; Copur-Gencturk, Yasemin – Developmental Psychology, 2014
A recent wave of research suggests that teachers overrate the performance of girls relative to boys and hold more positive attitudes toward girls' mathematics abilities. However, these prior estimates of teachers' supposed female bias are potentially misleading because these estimates (and teachers themselves) confound achievement with teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Skills, Gender Differences, Achievement Gap
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Baker, Claire E.; Cameron, Claire E.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Grissmer, David – Early Education and Development, 2012
Research Findings: Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, were used to examine the relation between parenting, sociodemographic characteristics, and school readiness among (N = 1,136) African American boys in kindergarten. Parenting was defined as parenting style (i.e., warmth and control), home learning…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Males
Rathbun, Amy – American Institutes for Research, 2010
As the number of schools changing from part- to full-day kindergarten programs increases, state and local education agencies need empirically-based evidence on ways that schools and teachers can best structure the additional instructional time of full-day programs to improve children's early reading skills. This brief uses nationally…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Skills
Joyner, Stacey; Theodore, Kathleen – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2011
The first 5 years of life are a critical foundation for children's early learning and lifelong development. This eBulletin highlights school readiness, how early experiences matter, the role of preschool in supporting readiness, and state and local efforts to implement recommendations from the National Governors Association (NGA). The following…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Success, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine – Economic Policy Institute, 2015
Understanding disparities in school readiness among America's children when they begin kindergarten is critically important, now more than ever. In today's 21st century global economy, it is expected that the great majority of children will complete high school ready to enter college or begin a career, and assume their civic responsibilities. This…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Influences
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